"The Nigh Mets are my favorite."
Yesterday Chris and I managed the Mets against each others team. In the opener, I had the Mets against the Dodgers. Not much good came of that, as the other NY team dropped them both, the second game a one-hitter. Cliff Floyd was consistent, though ... hit a weak groundball to 2B, get thrown out. This happened every AB in the first game, and once or twice in the second.
Then Chris took over for the Subway Series. In the opener, Randy Johnson again pitched well. He gave up two runs in the first inning, but then held the Mets Scoreless. The Yankees also got two runs in the first, but then did nothing. Johnson just can't get reasonable run support (much less the Unreasonable support provided to other pitchers). He stayed in for a tie game, before eventually leaving. Scott Proctor gave up a run, though, and again the "Bombers." In the 8th inning A-Rod tried to squeeze home the tying run, but failed. The Yankees lost the opener 3-2. Pedro Martinez got the win, pitching 8 innings and striking out 10.
Nothing much to say about the second game ... Here's the Yankees total Batting:
44 Plate Appearances, 3 Singles, 2 Doubles, 1 Triple, 3 HR, 8 Walks, 12 Ks, 10 Totals runs.
Mussina went 5.3 Innings, giving up 2 ER on 4 hits. Mike Myers came in for long relief and allowed no hits or walks. Yankees win 10-2. Sorry Mark.
The Mets did have the bases loaded in the sixth (which is when Mussina was yanked), only to hit into an X-2-4 double play (I'm not sure who the X was). The Yankees had typical gaudy stats (after the 2nd game), but managed to strike out 24 times in the series.